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Sonny Thayer, Jr.

1940 - 2021




March 13, 1940 – March 31, 2021


LOUISBURG – Wyatt Wilson “Sonny” Thayer, Jr., 81, of Louisburg, died Wednesday morning at his home.

Sonny was a son of the late W.W. and Mildred Russell Thayer, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mozelle E. Thayer; sister, Marilyn T. Edwards and his brother, Buddy Thayer.

Services will be private.

Sonny is survived by his daughter, Jamie Thayer; son, Teddy Thayer and  grandson, Thayer Jones all of Louisburg; sisters, Myra T. Endler of Garrison, NY and Nina T. Reynolds and her husband, Barney of Raleigh; the mother of his children, Allen Dunaway of Louisburg; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.


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April 9, 2021 9:21 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad.  He was a kind neighbor and good to all.  You are all in our prayers.  Tim and Karen Wilson

Gary Tharrington

April 6, 2021 10:32 AM

Although, I did not know Sonny, he had to be a good man to have a daughter like Jamie.
Gary Tharrington

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Page Allen Strickland

April 5, 2021 10:09 AM

Have fond memories of sonny in high School. Especially in Mrs Jackson 's typing class. He cracked all of us up, much to her chagrin. He was a good friend and always so kind to me. He will be missed so much. Heaven will be more heavenly with his presence. 

Love to all the family. Page Allen Strickland

Portia Debnam Kearney

April 3, 2021 7:50 AM

I absolutely adored Sonny!! He was a loving and kind soul. I will miss him saying to me “ whatcha doing there girl or I know you ain’t gone behave” - I would reply ‘ nope’ and we both would laugh. I will always hold him dear in my heart.


April 2, 2021 1:19 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.  We always enjoyed seeing Sonny and his smiling face.  
Deborah and Donald Valentine

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